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2,784 32,564 Hailing from AZ 😀
by catskillrocks
Dec 1, 2021 23:04:04 GMT -5
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171 1,563 Video Test - Blue Topaz Cabocon, 34.03 ct.
by catskillrocks
Nov 29, 2021 23:10:58 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 8 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

5,305 65,494 I am such an idiot
by jasoninsd
Dec 2, 2021 1:05:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 3 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,735 51,207 Tiger Eye
by catskillrocks
Dec 1, 2021 23:25:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,375 152,170 A few Tahomas and one crazy lace
by mossyrockhound
Dec 2, 2021 0:23:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

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4,859 60,292 Time to start making Christmas gifts
by rockjunquie
Nov 28, 2021 13:06:24 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

967 13,453 Two firsts
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 27, 2021 10:03:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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341 4,786 Worry Stone Carving Complexities
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 30, 2021 10:56:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,645 24,835 Playing
by nowyo
Nov 26, 2021 10:25:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

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109 1,551 Faceted Clear Quartz
by MsAli
Dec 1, 2021 7:03:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

156 2,692 what material to start with
by DirtCleaner
Nov 15, 2021 10:43:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials

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Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

101 2,963 Silver Rose Tutuorial
by 1dave
Nov 29, 2021 11:45:53 GMT -5

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Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

614 4,813 SP-466 The Star Splitters
by 1dave
Dec 1, 2021 12:15:10 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,461 146,288 The spartan and the spy
by jasoninsd
Dec 1, 2021 20:46:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 6 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,169 63,680 Has Lortone Stopped Making Slab Saws?
by john0760
Dec 1, 2021 23:22:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,956 24,210 16 inch slab saw in Bonney Lake for $500
by perkins17
Dec 1, 2021 10:27:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 2 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,494 41,497 Pet wood and montana agate
by jasoninsd
Dec 1, 2021 21:08:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,138 12,174 Mystery Fossils from Oregon (solved)
by ericabelle
Nov 14, 2021 20:38:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,001 24,895 What type of Poppy Jasper?
by Sabre52
Dec 1, 2021 23:23:36 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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9,915 136,396 Digital Photo Anomaly
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Nov 21, 2021 5:08:41 GMT -5
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780 26,003 *~ NOW OPEN ~* Cab Challenge Nov 2021 Theme: DRUZY
by Tommy
Dec 1, 2021 13:35:54 GMT -5
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2,761 32,652 Has anyone been to the Gem Shop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin?
by fernwood
Nov 30, 2021 9:55:42 GMT -5
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1,354 11,116 The Rock Shed
by michigander2005
Nov 23, 2021 7:05:21 GMT -5
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Dec 1, 2021 19:22:47 GMT -5
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12,139 168,064 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
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Dec 2, 2021 2:04:20 GMT -5


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mohs: were in red robin territory

Nov 30, 2021 12:06:05 GMT -5
rickb: or Red Lobsta Nov 30, 2021 13:52:58 GMT -5
mohs: down the stony road from... Nov 30, 2021 15:18:00 GMT -5
mohs: panama red's Nov 30, 2021 15:18:13 GMT -5
jan44666: I don't know how to bid, but I would love to have all of them, From OHIO Nov 30, 2021 15:50:51 GMT -5
rickb: add some zeros after the number one thru nine - and good luck (:)) Nov 30, 2021 15:56:25 GMT -5 *
mohs: My woman said, "hey mohzo"
You're actin' crazy like a clown"
Nobody feels like working
Panama red is back in town
Nov 30, 2021 16:16:27 GMT -5 *
rickb: >:D Nov 30, 2021 16:16:57 GMT -5
mohs: a hit Nov 30, 2021 16:18:37 GMT -5
mohs: (blush) Nov 30, 2021 16:19:37 GMT -5
jan44666: Thanks, everyone, a lot to learn. Nov 30, 2021 16:30:23 GMT -5
mohs: (thumbs-up) Nov 30, 2021 16:34:57 GMT -5
rickb: Rise and shine (sunshine) Dec 1, 2021 9:44:47 GMT -5 *
mohs: 'nslomohs way these things occur,,,mo Dec 1, 2021 9:51:22 GMT -5
Rockoonz: slomohs indeed. Today is supposed to be go to town day, yet here I am. Dec 1, 2021 13:00:15 GMT -5
rickb: the racoons were all around our camper last night after fresh water dripping from the hose
Left a plastic tub under the drip for them tonight. Grackles are in there now drinking.
Dec 1, 2021 15:11:20 GMT -5 *
mohs: grockles (thumbs-up) are cool birds,,, Dec 1, 2021 18:36:19 GMT -5
mohs: trying to befriend one.. butte they are pretty standoffish,,,mostly Dec 1, 2021 18:44:39 GMT -5
Rockoonz: The grackles seem to have some raven like tendencies. The ones at the MH park my mom lives at appear to have added car alarm sounds to their repertoire. Dec 1, 2021 20:39:03 GMT -5
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